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What I Hate by Roz Chast
What I Hate
by Roz Chast
read in August, 2015
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Yes, it seems like she knocked it off in a day.

I don't care. Roz Chast always makes me laugh
Darkness Visible by William Styron
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Darkness Visible is Styron's depiction of his own struggle with depression and an attempt to explain it to others who don't understand the depth of the problem. It's not about feeling blue. Nor is it the aftermath of losing a job or the death of a lo
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I Feel Bad about My Neck by Nora Ephron
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I like Nora Ephron. She is always amusing and comes across as someone who would be a good friend.

But these essays are definitely light - sort of like if Erma Bombeck moved to New York and started hanging out with intellectuals. (That Bombeck referenc
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The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
The Sculptor
by Scott McCloud (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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I enjoy graphic novels a lot but they need to be realistic. Not one for superheroes or mystical settings. No offense, just not my thing. So I liked the relationship story and had a little trouble with the pact with the devil.

I get that he was obsesse
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Blue Nights by Joan Didion
Blue Nights
by Joan Didion
read in July, 2015
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I know, I know. Never compare one work of art with another; judge each by its own merits. And yet, here I go: I wanted it to be The Year of Magical Thinking 2 and it wasn't. So sue me.

I liked it but wasn't caught up in it. I didn't feel I knew Quinta
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The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
read in July, 2015
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This is the account of a middle-aged married couple who's relationship has gone stale and neither of them has the communications skills to set things right. Yet they are both articulate in matters not personal as we see because this book is also abou
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Early Warning by Jane Smiley
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I thoroughly enjoyed Some Luck and as anxious to get my hands on the second installment of Smiley's trilogy. Truthfully, I'm not used to reading series and I uncovered what is, at least for me, a problem. I had a difficult time remembering all the fa
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Home Is Burning by Dan Marshall
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Happenstance by Carol Shields
Happenstance
by Carol Shields
read in June, 2015
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The edition I read was two novels in one, covering the same time frame with a married couple. The first one I read was the wife's tale as she traveled to a quilting convention, almost had an affair, and returned to Oak Park, IL. Then you flip the boo
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Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Our Souls at Night
by Kent Haruf
read in May, 2015
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